A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
If you've got hooked on 'True Detective' then you've already had a taste of the tried and true genre of Southern Gothic crime. Southern Gothic is defined by a bleak look at poverty, moral depravation, and decline within the American South. What better setting for badass detectives and terrifying psychopaths?
Southern gothic describes films set in the American south, with deeply flawed, occasionally grotesque characters inhabiting areas in decline. While the genre has its roots in literary giants like Faulkner and Williams, the movies in this collection are only from the 1990s onwards. Make sure to check out recent addition 'Winter's Bone' for a great, gritty coming-of-age story!
Movies in the vein of 'Charlie Countryman': taking classic crime cinema themes and giving them a modern, indie spin. Some films are foreign, some simply under-publicized, but all are guaranteed to give you a fresh appreciation of the genre!
Neo-Westerns respect the structure and traditions of the western genre, but take place in contemporary America - showing just how many true cowboys there still are out there! Check out our 'Neo-Western Drama' list for the soppier side of the genre.
Movies in the vein of 'Drive': sleek, sexy, dark, pessimistic, and gritty, these contemporary Crime-Noirs prove the genre has not faded to black; make sure to check out 'Blue Ruin' for a recent addition to the oeuvre!
Angry people with guns, lists, and red pens make up the protagonists up this collection. Is the killing of killers justified? Our answer is a bit like our attitude towards the NSA. Just don't do something wrong and you'll have nothing to worry about!